As promised, this is the 3rd installment of the women of the world who were badass in their respective fields to bring across monumental changes to the world.
Margaret Sanger (1879 – 1966)
Margaret Sanger AKA Margaret Sanger-Slee was birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. She was the creator of the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Sanger’s efforts helped several judicial cases that aided in legalizing contraception in the States. Sanger felt that in order for women to have gender equality in the society and healthier lives, they needed to be able to determine when to bear children. While she believed that abortion was justified in some cases, it should generally be avoided. She also believed that contraception the practical and legitimate way to avoid them. Sanger strongly believed that a fundamental social change can only happen by liberating women from the risk of unwanted pregnancy.
Justice Anna Chandy (1905-1996)
Anna Chandy was the first woman in the state of Kerala to get a law degree. She was a staunch advocate for Women’s Rights and can be described as a ‘First generation feminist’. She went on to become the first woman District Judge of the country in 1948. Eventually she became the first female judge in an Indian high court by the Kerala High Court on 9 February 1959 — a position she retained for nine years.
Margaret Hamilton (1936 – age 81)
Margaret Hamilton is an American Computer Scientist, business owner and systems engineer. A working mother, which was an anomaly at that time, her dedication towards her work was profound. Margaret wrote the code for the world’s first portable computer along with her colleagues, which would ultimately be added to the Apollo’s command module computer. So her codes basically landed men on the moon. Former U.S. President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work leading the development of on-board flight software for NASA’s Apollo Moon missions on November 22, 2016.
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- December 26, 2017
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